Degree Transfer Agreement

Transfer Agreement for the Associate in Science Degree (AS) in Health Sciences with a Concentration in Occupational Therapy

Transfer Major: Bachelor of Science (BS) - Public Health and Masters in Science (MS) in Occupational Therapy

Transfer College: Touro University

Touro College School of Health Sciences

Long Island Campus:                              Manhattan Campus:

225 Eastview Drive                                 320 West 31st Street
Central Islip, NY 11708                            New York, NY  10001
(361)665-1600 Ext. 6505                     (631) 665-1600 Ext. 6505


Transfer to College Website

Effective Date: Fall 2022

Scholarship Information

Total transfer credits granted towards the Bachelor's degree: 60

Total additional credits needed at this senior college for the Bachelor's degree: 95 for BS and MS Degrees

Admissions Requirements

  • Application Required: Yes
  • Degree Requirement: Completed Associate of Science degree (AS) in Public Health at QCC
  • Minimum CUM GPA: 3.0
  • Audition/Portfolio: Not applicable


To take advantage of this Articulation Agreement, students must complete the A.S. in Health Sciences with a concentration in Occupational Therapy at QCC and be accepted as a transfer student at Touro University.

Students who wish to transfer must apply to the Occupational Therapy Program at Touro University.

Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a minimum GPA in science courses of 3.0. 

Students at QCC must take 62 credits, 60 credits towards the QCC A.S. in Health Sciences degree, Occupational Therapy Concentration, and an additional 2 credits of liberal arts courses for transfer into the Touro University Occupational Therapy Program. Total additional credits required at Touro University to complete baccalaureate and master's degree:  95 credits.

Students meeting the minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to the Occupational Therapy Program. The ultimate decision to accept or reject a QCC applicant rests solely and exclusively with Touro University and is not subject to appeal or review.

It is the responsibility of the incoming transfer student to check the current admission and degree requirements for the B.S. in Health Sciences and M.S. in Occupational Therapy at Touro University.  The student is required to follow the requirements in effect at the time of their entrance to Touro University even if they are different from what are found in this agreement.

QCC students applying to the Pathway:

  • must have completed at least 40-45 credits of undergraduate coursework
  • must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 overall and 3.0 Science GPA.  Priority consideration will be given to applicants with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above;
  • must complete and submit verification of required observation hours with a licensed occupational therapist, ideally in diverse settings (check here for details)
  • must provide 2 letters of recommendation (one from a licensed occupational therapist and one from a professional and/or academic source);
  • must complete Occupational Therapy Application through OTCAS. Priority review will be given to applications submitted through OTCAS by Jan/Feb for a Fall Start on the Long Island campus; Priority review will be given to applications submitted to OTCAS by July/August for a Spring Start on the Manhattan campus;
  • must submit personal statement as instructed on the application through OTCAS;
  • must successfully complete formal interview process.

QCC students who successfully complete the application and interview process and are found to be a good match for the OT program at Touro will receive a conditional acceptance.  Terms of the conditional acceptance are as follows:

  • must complete all outstanding coursework with a grade of C or better and submit proof of grades to OT admissions prior to the start of classes.
  • must submit deposit to reserve your seat in the class.

BSHS/MSOT Completion at Touro:

  • QCC students who utilize this pathway complete specified Touro OT prerequisites while earning an A.S. in Health Sciences with a concentration in Occupational Therapy.  Upon acceptance, they enter Touro University's dual degree BSHS/MS in Occupational Therapy via the minimum 60-credit entry, to earn their combined Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Occupational Therapy in under three years. Students are then eligible to sit for the board examinations to obtain certification and licensure to practice. There is also a post-professional Doctorate in Occupational Therapy (OTD) completion option for practicing therapists, with distinct advantages for Touro BSHS/MS graduates.
  • With this Pathway Program, students can progress from QCC through Touro University's SHS BSHS/MS OT program, often in less than 5 years. Students also have the option to complete their doctoral degree in OT in just one additional year.


Additional Notes: All students must successfully complete two (2) writing-intensive classes (designated "WI") at Queensborough Community College to fulfill degree requirements.

General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements
Queensborough Community College Touro University
Course Number & Title Credits Course Number & Title Credits Credits Awarded
ENGL-101: English Composition I 3 ENHN 101: College Writing I 4 3
ENGL-102: English Composition II 3 ENHN 102: College Writing II 4 3
MA-119: College Algebra *,** 3 MAHN 111: College Mathematics 3 3
BI-301: Anatomy & Physiology I **,*** 4 BIHN 222: Human Anatomy and Physiology I/Lab 4 4
World Cultures & Global Issues (Select one from 2A) 3 To be evaluated upon transfer 3 3
U.S. Experience & Its Diversity: Required: SP-211: Speech Communication 3 SPHN 101: Fundamentals of Speech I 3 3
Creative Expression: (Select one from 2C) 3 To be evaluated upon transfer 3 3
Individual & Society, Required: PHIL-140: Medical Ethics ** 3 PHHN 233 Biomedical Ethics 3 3
PSYCH-101: Psychology ** 3 PSHN 101: General Survey of Psychology 4 3
BI-302: Anatomy & Physiology II **,*** 4 BIHN 223: Human Anatomy & Physiology II/Lab 4 4
Subtotal 32 Subtotal 32

Requirements for the Major

Requirements for the Major
Queensborough Community College Touro University
Course Number & Title Credits Course Number & Title Credits Credits Awarded
BI-150: Organization & Delivery of Healthcare **** 2 No credit awarded 0 0
MA-336: Statistics * 3 MAHN 261: Statistics for the Social Sciences 3 3
Subtotal 5 Subtotal 3

Additional Requirements for the Major

Additional Requirements for the Major
Queensborough Community College Touro University
Course Number & Title Credits Course Number & Title Credits Credits Awarded
Occupational Therapy Concentration: Complete the following three courses: PSYCH-220: Human Growth & Development AND PSYC-230 Abnormal Psychology AND SOCY-101: Sociology 9 PSHN 201: Developmental Psychology AND PSHN 335: Abnormal Psychology AND SAHN 103: General Survey of Sociology 9 9
Occupational Therapy Concentration: Complete at least 3 courses from the following courses: BI-201: General Biology I; BI-202: General Biology II; CH-127: Introductory General Chemistry OR CH-151: General Chemistry I; PH-101: Principles of Physics OR PH-301: College Physics I 12-12.5 BIHN 101: Principles of Biology I/Lab OR BIHN 102: Principles of Biology II/Lab OR GSCN 230: Fundamental of Inorganic Chemistry for Non-Majors OR CHHN 101: General Chemistry I/Lab OR Elective 12-12.5 12-12.5
One additional Liberal Arts & Sciences course: Recommended: BI-311: Microbiology, BI-520: Introduction to Public Health, CH-128: Introduction to Organic Chemistry OR CH-152: General Chemistry II, or CS-100: Introduction to Computers and Programming***** 2 To Be Evaluated Upon Transfer 2 2
Subtotal 24-26 Subtotal 24-26


Queensborough Community College Touro University
Course Number & Title Credits Course Number & Title Credits Credits Awarded
Liberal Arts & Sciences Elective***** 0-3 To be evaluated upon transfer 0-3 0-3
Subtotal 0-3 Subtotal 0-3

Total Credits Completed and Awarded

Total Credits Completed and Awarded
Queensborough Community College Touro University
Total 62 Total 60

Additional Notes:

Active Articulation Agreement Notes:

      *Students who are exempt from or place out of MA-119 will use MA-336 to satisfy the Common Core in
        Area 1B. They will take an additional major elective course to reach 60 credits.
    **Students are required to take specific courses in some areas of the Common Core that fulfill both general
        education and major requirements. If students don't take the required courses in the Common Core,     t
        they will have to take additional credits to complete their degree requirements.
   ***BI-301 and BI-302 may be substituted for BI-235; Human Anatomy and BI-421; Human Physiology.
        Students who take BI-301 must also take BI-302. Students who take BI-235 must also take BI-421.
 ****Students must take this course for the AS degree, but the credits will not transfer to the Touro
        Occupational Therapy Program. Additional credits of liberal arts and sciences must be taken for transfer
        into that program.
*****Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective should be chosen by referring to 
         Designated Liberal Arts and Sciences Courses.

All students must successfully complete two (2) writing-intensive classes (designated "WI") at Queensborough Community College to fulfill degree requirements.

DISCLAIMER: Meeting admission requirements into the transfer institution is required to take advantage of this agreement. The final responsibility for successful transfer rests with the student. The information posted on this website is designed to assist students in obtaining the most accurate transfer-related information possible. However, this information is subject to change without notice, which may subsequently impact admission to a transfer college or university.

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